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The Week in Early American History

It’s that time of the week and it’s my turn to do the roundup, so let’s just get started with some links from the past week or so… Most eye-catching was a debate which broke out throughout various media outlets on the state of...
From: The Junto on 21 Apr 2013

The Week in Early American History

Happy Sunday! Let’s get right to the links. Unfortunately, a sad note to begin. Jack Larkin, Chief Historian at Old Sturbridge Village for many years and authors of such books as The Reshaping of Everyday Life, died on March 29 after a battle with...
From: The Junto on 14 Apr 2013

The Week in Early American History

Happy Easter and Passover to all celebrating! With all the excitement around the Junto’s March Madness tournament (we even have a hashtag!), it’s a useful reminder that there are other things going on this week around the blogosphere. Once...
From: The Junto on 31 Mar 2013

The Week in Early American History

I’d like to start this week’s roundup by reminding everyone that the Junto March Madness begins tomorrow. In case you live under a rock (or—shudder at the thought—have a life outside books and blogs), we here at The Junto are combining...
From: The Junto on 24 Mar 2013

The Week in Early American History…Now with Random Headings!

Historical Happenings Did Benjamin Franklin invent the mail-order catalog (on top of everything else)? Wendy Woloson investigates for Bloomberg’s Echoes blog. Most of our readers know the radio show BackStory. This week, its eclectic “sister”...
From: The Junto on 17 Mar 2013

The Week in Early American History

It seems to have become a tradition to open this post with a weather report for New England. This morning we’re looking at a slushy Sunday, which while annoying is quite an improvement over the snowpocalypse of a few weeks ago. In any case, a little...
From: The Junto on 24 Feb 2013

This Week in American History

Alright folks, it’s time for another roundup of links from the past seven days. New England is finally dethawing from Nemo, Valentines Day was celebrated, the Dunk Contest was held, and spring is only a month away, so I’d say things are looking...
From: The Junto on 16 Feb 2013

The Week in Early American History

Mail service was suspended in New England on Saturday (sadly, a possible harbinger of things to come), but a massive snowstorm (and the pain of shoveling) cannot stop the Junto’s week-in-review post. It seems odd that the day is passing with relatively...
From: The Junto on 10 Feb 2013

The Week in Early American History

A relatively quiet week here; with the semester now underway everywhere, it’s probably not such a bad thing that we have fewer links to share. In any case, a little Revolution, an unidentified diary, and a forgotten war … on to the links!...
From: The Junto on 3 Feb 2013

The Week in Early American History

Good morning and Happy Inauguration Day! Since in early America the inaugural was a March event, no links to that event today, but plenty to keep you occupied until noon based on the collective wisdom of the Junto. Did a slave named Prince Klaas lead...
From: The Junto on 20 Jan 2013

The Week in Early American History

Happy New Year! A brief post today, and then the Junto will take a few days to observe the transition from 2012 to 2013 (before most of the members head to New Orleans for the AHA conference). Enjoy these reads! Research I’m really intrigued by...
From: The Junto on 30 Dec 2012

The Week in Early American History

Welcome back for week two! Things will be going quiet around the Junto for the next few days over Christmas, and on behalf of the entire Junto, we want to wish you a happy holiday. In the meantime we have a few links to tide you over when you need...
From: The Junto on 23 Dec 2012

The Week in Early American History

Joseph Adelman and the rest of the Junto compile the most interesting links having to do with early American history and academia of the past week.
From: The Junto on 16 Dec 2012

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